New images released by Crossrail have shown off construction progress across the route converting the construction sites into the Elizabeth line.
Construction of the Elizabeth line has entered its final stages; fit-out of the new Elizabeth line stations and tunnels is advanced with intensive work underway.
From the summer, Crossrail will begin handing over the completed infrastructure to TfL, who will lead the railway’s testing and commissioning phase ahead of the opening of the Elizabeth line in December this year.
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Paddington station: Two sets of 21 metre long escalators at each end of the new station will bring passengers into the bright and spacious concourse directly below Eastbourne Terrace.
Bond Street western ticket hall: Flooded with natural light, the new Davies Street ticket hall at Bond Street will lead passengers down to the platforms 28 metres below ground.
Tottenham Court Road western ticket hall: The spacious new ticket hall off Dean Street in Soho is dark and cinematic, with black the colour of choice for the glass and stainless steel inside the station.
Tottenham Court Road eastern ticket hall: The integrated ticket hall below St Giles Circus on Oxford Street will at provide access to the Central, Northern and Elizabeth lines, as well as access to a new public plaza designed around two new glass entrances directly beneath Centre Point.
Liverpool Street station: Nestled in one of the City’s leading financial centres, the new Elizabeth line Liverpool Street station platforms 30 metres below ground stretch from Moorgate in the west to Broadgate in the east.
Canary Wharf station: The station ticket hall is accessed via eight long-rise escalators from the promenade level entrances at either end of the building.
Woolwich: Passing through the naturally lit ticket hall, passengers will descend below ground to a 276 metre-long box station, which sits directly below a major new residential development site.
Whitechappel: In addition to the new surface station, the tunnels deep down are being fitted out.
Tunnel fit-out: A significant amount of work continues in the Elizabeth line tunnels below ground bringing together the complicated interfaces between track, power, signalling and trains.
Old Oak Common depot: This will be the main depot for the Elizabeth line where the majority of the fleet will be stabled and maintenance work carried out.
Ventilation: Huge fans installed along the line will help to cool the tube tunnels.